Do we need an Anglish word for 'moor'? To my knowledge, both the word and its meanings are alright to be in Anglish. Oswax Scolere 22:15, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

Murder Edit

Isn't this word from Old English? I don't understand why it oughtn't be in Anglish. Oswax Scolere 20:19, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Ditto. Ian? :S BryanAJParry 16:28, 26 February 2006 (UTC)


What's the need for another word for Meat?

Dunno, but it's now been outtaken, anyway. BryanAJParry 21:53, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Milchwight Edit

What's the deal milchwight? milch is a dutch word, and English has a holy good word milk.

Milch is an English word..."milk-giving". Inkstersco 16:10, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
I didn't know that. It's unfortunate that the spelling to me suggests the wrong pronunciation. Bob A
Hmm, I can see the confusion, but there really oughtn't be any confusion: "milch" is an English word whose pronounciation can be perfectly gathered from the spelling. Personally, I was all for just having the word "milk", instead. But Oswax won out. I don't remember why. But to be honest, I don't have a problem with "milch" in any case. BryanAJParry 21:51, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
Maybe because milkwight sounds like the ingredient of milk that makes it white. Inkstersco 09:18, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Memory is Mind's Eye Edit

Really? Bryan 09:29, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Whats wrong with it?
From Webster's Unabriged (online) "Old English gemimor well-known, mimorian to remember". How about "memory" for memory?
It says "Middle English memorie, from Anglo-French memoire, memorie, from Latin memoria, from memor mindful; AKIN to Old English gemimor well-known," so it is not derived from gemimor or mimorian but they all come from the same Proto Indo-European root. If we were to follow that rationale suddenly every Romance word with a Proto Indo-European cognate in Old English would become acceptable?

But all that aside, maybe Minds Eye isn't the best word for memory as Minds Eye is already the word for imagination. Maybe something like 'Mindtrap' would be more fitting? 14:29, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

How about "Mindhoard" For memory?

Sholto 22:52, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

In Old English lore, Munn (Mynn?) and Howe (or Hugh) are the two ravens of Woden: Munn was "Memory", Howe was "Thoughts." Or is that brought in by the Norse? Xelebes 19:16, April 21, 2011 (UTC)

Mount Edit

Mount seems to be partly from OE and partly from French, both from Latin. In any case, It's a bit mad that one translation of "mountain" is "mount", and then "mount" itself is listed as to be repalced with "hill". On top of that, a hill ain't a mount(ain) ;) I think we need to edit this. :) Bryan 13:12, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

I know this is a year late -- but what about the Scots word Ben? This also means "living room" as well as mountain. Inkstersco 18:20, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Mailman - Postman Edit

I'm wondering why postman has been given as a match for mailman? If anything, I would say mailman is more acceptable, given that 'mail' comes from a Germanic root but 'post' is from Latin. 09:01, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Errandsedge might be better? (=message deliverer) Xelebes 19:28, April 21, 2011 (UTC)


I would like this word unriddled. I need to overset mythical origin and Norse mythology, but i don't see what's hidden about something that's handed down by word of mouth for hundreds of years and at last kept sicker in books. --Schreiter 17:54, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Wish I could help; can only put forth a few brainstormers: Eldspell, Time-lost Tales, Dawn-Tales, Eldtales, Eldtellings. Sholto 12:10, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

These look good. I must give them some thought. --Schreiter 20:34, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
There is already a word: Folklore - body of popular myth and beliefs relating to a particular place, activity, or group of people: Hollywood folklore OED -EinWulf ... Wes þu hal! 00:54, September 14, 2011 (UTC)

Kingship for "Monarchy"Edit

the word "Kingship" has been brooked by Wikipedia, and has been written down in Wiktionary:

--山城上総 16:56, February 3, 2013 (UTC)

Microwave ovenEdit

A microwave is an elecromagnetic wave so I looked into how to translate this. Electricity is sparkflow and Span is spreading which we here in my house have chose to brook "Sparkspan oven". What do you all think of this being put in? Shagbeard (talk) 13:39, August 11, 2013 (UTC)Shagbeard

Whynot just stick to the original etymology: speck- short- or tight- wave ~ instead of micro-

note: the etymology of words doesn't need to convey the meaning in the deepest scientific sense. Moreover, English in fact is a language that has a lot of prosodic and metaphoric word structure, which makes it appealing to foreign learners ~ among other aspects. Anglofrench (talk) 19:47, August 11, 2013 (UTC)

Not so sure on that... It does sound like something in an illhouse, an Healer tool... specktight. Or if you mean to only say Speck oven or Tight oven that seems way off from what it is. Sometimes brooking a crossover is better in my meek thinkso. Shagbeard (talk) 05:11, August 12, 2013 (UTC)Shagbeard

speckwave, shortwave or tightwave oven Anglofrench (talk) 08:54, August 12, 2013 (UTC)

Shortwave is already brooked for radio as my grandfather called them that in WWII. The other two make no seave for what the cooktool does. 11:19, August 12, 2013 (UTC)Shagbeard

I'm not sure wether terms like "hot air balloon" convey what the apparel truely does either. You'd need to translate this as "flame balloon", which - like sparkspan - would sound rather hardcore and too too scientific... Anglofrench (talk) 13:36, August 12, 2013 (UTC)


I think that there is a huge difference between the heathen style of Germanic kingship and that of the Mediterranean region. The difference becomes irreconcilable comparing tribal heathen or early Christian kings and Christianized reges, even when they are of Germanic offspring. I can't think in Penda, Cerdic, or any other early Germanic king as a "monarch", if you observe correctly the etymology of that word, and it becomes worst if you compare them to the latter absolute monarchs.

So I would suggest something like only-king for late medieval/modern/absolute kings and only-kingship based on the OE  ǽn-lic, in contrast to the earlier and pure type of Germanic kingship without strong influences of Christianity and Mediterranean culture. I think that this distinction is quite needed. 16:41, March 25, 2018 (UTC)

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